Paavani - Nevada City, California, USA
PAAVANI Ayurveda is an artisan line of small-batch, pure, organic health & skincare products formulated in Northern California. Handcrafted with the wisdom of Ayurveda, providing products that are comprised entirely of ingredients from the earth.
Named after the Sanskrit term for Purity, PAAVANI was created to bring the ancient traditions of Ayurveda to the modern world. Selecting quality ingredients to craft their line is necessary to uphold Ayurvedic traditions and to offer products that are nutrient rich; containing the highest amount of healing constituents.
The seed of PAAVANI Ayurveda was planted between founders, Leah Klatt & Trudy Collings, during their Herbalism Apprenticeship at the California College of Ayurveda. At home, they both began to formulate their own herbal remedies, the seed of PAAVANI Ayurveda was sown when the women discovered their common passion for developing skin & body care products that carry on the tradition of Ayurveda.
PAAVANI was born a few years later in 2014, when the women opened an office space to offer Traditional Ayurvedic Body Therapies. It was at this time that the first products in their line were developed- the aromatherapy spritzers & body oils.
Leah and Trudy's healing therapies centre in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, is home to the sacred Yuba River and vast horizons of wild, natural beauty. They seek inspiration & guidance through yoga & its philosophy as well as their travels around the world.
All PAAVANI ingredients are selected from premium sources, holding high standards for sustainable & ethical practices; and encouraging the philosophy of ahimsa or nonviolence.
100% Plant Based
Certified Cruelty Free
Made completely of ingredients that are good enough to eat
By operating with standards of tradition & sustainability, PAAVANI have immense respect for the plants & minerals that make up their products.
PAAVANI products are intentionally packaged in glass rather than plastic, they believe in using the highest quality packaging to contain their products. Glass is impermeable, therefore it is chemically inert & does not degrade like plastic; allowing for a longer shelf life. Furthermore, glass is made of all natural ingredients. By choosing non-leaching material to contain their products, they maintain the integrity of the plants & minerals they are made of; further supporting their products to remain pure & clean.
In addition to responsible packaging, they source their labels from a small, eco-friendly company that uses wind-generated electricity & prints only on recycled paper stock. PAAVANI labels are printed digitally, using water-based inks that generate little to no paper waste & no harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs); which are linked to causing cancer & birth defects.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
An important component of PAAVANI is to share the wisdom and tradition of Ayurveda. Throughout the year, PAAVANI host workshops & presentations on Ayurvedic Education & Philosophy. They believe the more people that understand the ways of Ayurveda, the healthier our world will be.